There is going to be plenty of superhero stuff in 2018. Thanos, The Dark Phoenix, Ulysses Klaue and various other villains will debut on the big screen. This will ensure that our beloved superheroes have more than enough to deal with, and quite a few of them won’t be able to survive through the year. Here, we present to you a list of ten superheroes from popular franchises who are likely to die this year.
Dark Phoenix saga readers know that Jean Grey has genuine regions to be afraid this year. In the highly acclaimed comic book story, Jean Grey hosts the Phoenix Force, a cosmic being which embodies the whole psychic energy of the universe. Jean lost control, went dark and destroyed an entire planet. Then she gives up her life to prevent further damage. The set photo of the film showed X-Men visit a grave. Is that Jean Grey’s grave?
Frankly, Nebula is among the most disposable characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy. Thus, she is likely to perish in the first battle of the Infinity War. Nebula and Gamora are Thanos’ daughters/slaves. That’s why Gamora will join the battle after Nebula dies saving her life.
Drax’s death will be heartbreaking, but, it is obvious. In the comics, Drax’s daughter and wife were murdered by Thanos. While the movies don’t reveal the Drax-Thanos link, but, we have seen that he is a very emotional person. Once he gets overwhelmed by emotions, Thanos would ensure that he joins his family in the afterlife.
Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of Magneto in the X-Men films might end this year. A set photo showed several X-Men apart from Jean Grey standing next to a grave. Fans think it is Jean Grey’s but, a section also believes it to be Magneto. The villain was last seen in a bruised and battered state in a leaked set photo.
Avengers: Infinity War’s trailer showed Loki doing what he is best at. Either Thanos or a member of his Black Order killed all the refugee Asgardians and Loki is seen walking over to give away the Tesseract. Although, it seems as if Loki is betraying Thor and his people, many fans think it is not the case, and it is just a play. Loki is only fooling around in the scene to hit back immediately after that. If that happens, then we might see the God of Mischief getting fired soon.
There is a prevalent theory about Heimdall being one of the mightiest Asgard warriors. There was a time he claimed that he could keep an eye on 10 million souls at the same time. Loki had earlier stated that Heimdall has a power unmatched by anyone else in the nine realms. Heimdall’s eyes are a peculiar yellow. All that indicates to the simple truth that Heimdall’s eyes are the missing Soul Stone. If that theory is true, then Thanos won’t spare Heimdall.
Robert Downey Jr. plays the eccentric, genius, billionaire philanthropist/superhero Tony Stark/Iron-Man and everyone loves him. However, Downey is becoming old and worn out of the role. Rumors indicate that he will go out with a bang in Avengers: Infinity War. He will hand over Spider-Man his suit and become a victim of Thanos’ fist in his bid to save the next generation of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
It would be unbearable for fans to see Hulk perish in Infinity War, however, Thor: Ragnarok provided him with a fabulous supporting role, which made the fans wonder why the Hulk is being accorded so much prominence suddenly. Disney doesn’t own The Hulk’s movie rights, but, Universal does. Hulk’s death in the next Avengers film will be among the biggest superhero casualties in the modern cinematic history.
Vision is destined to die in Avengers: Infinity War. The Mind Stone is encased in his forehead, which gives him powers as well as his emotions. If Thanos gets the Mind Stone as indicated in the trailer, Vision will either become a completely mechanical android or perish.
The comics show Steve Rogers die quickly, but, his death was significant in the Infinity Gauntlet saga. Thanos had killed him in the comics. In the movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony saw a vision where all his fellow Avengers were scattered dead, and Captain’s broken shield was lying beside his lifeless body. Winter Soldier had a promotional poster showing Bucky with Captain’s shield. The comics show Bucky take up Captain America’s mantle after Steve Rogers died. All the facts merged with the reality of Chris Evans’ contract with MCU coming to an end is ample indication of Captain America’s cinematic demise.